January insurance sign-ups meet monthly goal

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - While states are having varying success getting people to sign up, January marked the first time since new health insurance markets opened last fall that a nation..
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More young adults signing up for health care

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The number of young adults signing up for insurance in the new federal marketplace is gradually increasing in Florida even though overall enrollment from last month di..
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Rice recalled after skin reactions in children

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Uncle Ben's rice products served at schools, restaurants, hospitals and other food service institutions..
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Caffeine common in US kids, youths; mainly soda

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn't budge much over a decade, although..
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Race to enroll young and healthy for new insurance

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing a rapidly approaching deadline, the White House and its allies are racing to enroll young people in new insurance plans offered under President Barack Obam..
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NY resort closing for a week after virus outbreak

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) - A Catskill mountain resort is closing for a week after a virus sickened hundreds of guests and employees.    The Mohonk Mountain House in New ..
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CDC: Cruise ship bug was newer norovirus strain

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A new strain of stomach bug was the virus responsible for almost 700 recent illnesses on a Caribbean cruise ship.    The Centers for Disease Control a..
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Woman dies of flu in Brevard

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Health officials say a third person has died from the flu in Brevard County.    Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1btUR6K ) reports a 63-..
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Finding uninsured Americans by the numbers

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wanted: Millions of uninsured Americans willing to give President Barack Obama's health care law a chance.    With time running out, it may not be ..
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Administration drills down to find the uninsured

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uninsured Americans are still procrastinating about President Barack Obama's health care law. With fewer than 60 days left to enroll, can the administration find ..
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FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette sm..
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FDA approves pill camera to screen colon

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way: U.S. regulators have cleared a bite-size camera to help screen patients who..
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Steroid use much higher among gay and bi teen boys

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

CHICAGO (AP) - Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a "dramatic disparity" that points up a need to reach out to..
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Fla. high court OKs medical marijuana for ballot

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment to allow the medical use of marijuana will go before Florida voters in November after the state Supreme Court narrowly ..
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Caribbean cruise ended after outbreak of illness

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - The Royal Caribbean cruise line on Sunday ended a ship's 10-day trip in the Caribbean early after hundreds of passengers and crew members were sickened wit..
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FDA takes another look at caramel coloring in soda

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says there's no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make ..
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Gov. Scott will vote against medical marijuana

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Derek Miloff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott will vote against a proposed constitutional amendment to allow the medical use of marijuana if it makes the 2014 ballot. Scott said through..
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Woman is 2nd flu fatality in Brevard County

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Derek Miloff

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Central Florida health officials say a woman in her mid-30s who recently gave birth has died from the flu.    The woman is the second flu fata..
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Florida is fighting back against obesity rates

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Derek Miloff

TALLAHASSE, Fla. (AP) - Florida health officials are launching a new program aimed at curbing alarming obesity rates in the state.    State Surgeon General and Secre..
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Florida fighting obesity rates

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSE, Fla. (AP) - Florida health officials are launching a new program aimed at curbing alarming obesity rates in the state. State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr...
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